I would like to thank everyone for their advice. I learned some! First thing, I have the “Erlang and OTP in action” book by Martin Logan, Eric Merritt, and Richard Carlsson. I would say that the book doesn’t help so much get me going, as it helps explain what I have. In other words, being so new to Erlang, I sometimes don’t know how to ask a question, but once I stumble across something relevant, I can go back to the book and learn more because I know what to look at.